December 18, 2014  

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DuBard School Professional Development Receives International Recognition

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The DuBard School for Language Disorders at Southern Miss

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi has received yet another international recognition for professional development programs, this one from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

The International Dyslexia Association is an international organization that provides a range of information and services to professionals, individuals diagnosed with dyslexia, and their families. In 2010, IDA developed the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading to define the necessary skills for teaching individuals who are diagnosed with dyslexia.

This month, the DuBard School received this recognition for its professional development programs in the DuBard Association Method®. The DuBard Association Method® is a phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy that has been utilized by the DuBard School for more than 50 years.

The DuBard School professional development program has been accredited by the International Multisensory Language Education Council (IMSLEC) since 1998 and is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-approved continuing education provider.

The DuBard School will be hosting the 17th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders in September, which is open to parents, teachers, speech-language pathologists, dyslexia therapists, school administrators and more.

More information on the DuBard School, the DuBard Association Method® and professional development opportunities can be found online at www.usm.edu/dubard.